Self-Introduction In Chinese For Beginners
- Greeting: say "Hi" in Chinese
- Self-introduction in Chinese with your first name
- Self-introduction in Chinese with your last name
- Self-introduction in Chinese with your full name
|1||叫||jiào||v.||to call; to be called|
|2||姓||xìng||v./n.||last name to be / last name|
|1||好||hǎo||adj.||good; well; okay|
Grammar 1: Hello in Chinese · HSK 1
When we want to say hi or hello in Chinese, we say 你好. Literally, it means, "you; good". Many people wonder why we use 你好 to mean hello in Chinese. This is because it's like we're saying "I bet you're doing good today".
Grammar 2: Names in Chinese · HSK 1
In Chinese, people's last name goes before their first name. The last name is usually one character, while the first name is usually one or two characters.
Grammar 3: Self-introduction in Chinese with 叫 · HSK 1
wǒ jiào... 我叫……I am called... / My name is...
You can use this structure to introduce your (1)full name; (2) first name or nick name. For example,
- wǒ jiào Dàwèi
my name is David
- wǒ jiào Chéng Lóng
my name is Cheng Long
- wǒ jiào Lǐ Xiǎolóng
my name is Li Xiaolong
Be very careful that 叫 usually is not followed by a first name that is one-character. For example the sentence below can be considered incorrect.
- wǒ jiào lóng
my name is Long
Grammar 4. Self-introduction in Chinese with 姓 · HSK 1
wǒ xìng... 我姓……My last name is...
You can use this structure to introduce your last name. For example:
- wǒ xìng Lǐ
my last name is Li
- wǒ xìng Wáng
my last name is Wang